In Pictures: Parts Of London Lost To History

By Londonist Staff Last edited 18 months ago
In Pictures: Parts Of London Lost To History

There's no denying that London's in a constant state of change. Buildings are always coming and going. Some of these buildings no longer exist, others can still be seen, but have been repurposed.

Olde Wapping, Olde Prospect of Whitby
Source Erkembode
Disused coal jetty, Woolwich Power Station
Source Ben Pedroche
Dorchester House, Park Lane, Mayfair
Source Historicengland
Battersea Park, 1951
Source Tim Dunn
The stunning art deco Odeon Woolwich
Source Christopherfowler
The Mappin & Webb building at Bank, taken in 1993
Source Wikipedia
Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Stratford
Source Ben Pedroche
Great Easter Electric Light generating station, Liverpool Street
Source Ben Pedroche
Decaying lock at Waltham Abbey
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Strand station
Source Adventuresofboz
The Luminaire, Kilburn closed 2010.
Source Gigwise
Acton Lane Power Station, Willesden Junction
Source Ben Pedroche
Rolls Chapel, Chancery Lane
Source Magnoliabox
23 Great Winchester Street
Source Wikimedia
Tram emerging from the Kingsway Tunnel
Source Old London
The Battersea Big Dipper
Source Londonist
Queen Square, Bloomsbury, 1883
Source Museumoflondonprints
St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics, Spitalfields in the 19th century
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Derelict lock gate at Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey
Source Londonslostrivers
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping
Source Ben Pedroche
The Astoria, London closed 2009.
Source Gigwise
Carlton Hotel, Haymarket
Source Historicengland
Crystal Palace fans at their original ground 'The Nest'
Source Old London
Chimney stack, Renforth Hydraulic Power Station, Rotherhithe
Source Ben Pedroche
The original Kensington Canal bridge at West Brompton Station station
Source Londonslostrivers
Euston Station
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Coal Exchange, opposite Old Billingsgate Market
Source Snipview
Hammersmith Palais, London closed 2007.
Source Gigwise
The Mean Fiddler, London closed 2009.
Source Gigwise
Remaining coal jetty at demolished Deptford Power Station
Source Ben Pedroche
The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane, 1875, with St Paul's in the background
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Great Wheel, Earl's Court, demolished in 1907
Source Wikipedia
Wembley, 1923
Source Old London
Cast iron aqueduct across River Lea at Waltham Abbey disused gunpowder mills
Source Londonslostrivers
The Alhambra, Leicester Square, started life in 1854. The theatre was demolished in 1936 to make way for the Odeon Leicester Square.
Source Londonist
Site of the original St James Theatre
Source Londonist

Last Updated 29 March 2017